Monday, 16 December 2013


 I feel utterly useless and pathetic lately.  I've expecting for anyone who didn't know yet and I haven't been feeling the greatest.  Leo left on the 7th of December for Concepción, Chilé.  Only because of the ice storm in Dallas he wasn't able to get out.  So he actually left on Sunday morning.  I held down the fort (somewhat) until Tuesday, when the biggest migraine I've had in years struck.  Ana came to the rescue and took care of everyone that night, as I spent the afternoon huddled in my dark room.  I did try to go to a chiropracter and I will not be back to that one.  What a waste of money.  Needless to say my neck still feels pinched and awful today.  But Ana, like I said, got all the kids fed and into their pajamas and even had Elena practice her piano and do her homework.  
 The next day I was doing much better, but my friend Brittney still stopped by and picked up all my kids and the kid I was babysitting (all week) for two hours.  I slept the entire time.  She brought me dinner too.  Which was so, so, so appreciated.  Then the next night another friend in the ward, Amy, brought us dinner.  I didn't realize that posting how I had spent the afternoon curled up in the fetal position on Facebook would get such a response.  I really was feeling much better by the next day.  I guess I better be more careful what I post.  People are too nice!
 Here's the main cathedral in downtown Concepción.  Leo didn't take many pictures but he brought be back a really cool native carving.  It's awesome.  When he got home on Thursday he said I looked like I'd wasted away, all pale and frightful.  (Throwing up most of your meals does that.) I guess I wasn't doing that much better.  :)  But then I bought some ginger pills and took one of those every time I ate a meal, and that helped immensely! Maybe my being tired all the first trimester has less to do with the pregnancy and more to do with not being able to eat normal?  
 And then I threw up after taking a ginger pill and that was NASTY.  And now I can't decide whether to keep taking them or not. Errr…..  And now I have a cold and raspy cough.  And I have not made ONE single Christmas treat.  It barely even feels like Christmas.  Yes, whine, whine.  And no I wouldn't like any cheese, I've already thrown that up.   But food and Christmas are inexorably intertwined in my mind.

 Here's a few pictures inside the cathedral.  And yes, these are the only pictures Leo took.  Crazy man.

He did go to the ocean where this big river empties in though.  And he ate eel which he said was delicious.  And Brittney had us over for Sunday dinner with her family which was really fun.  And Elena sang in the combined Catholic and LDS Christmas concert last night.  It was really good.  Someday I might post the video but I'm not making any promises at this point.  And Ana made two 3-pointers in her last basketball game.  And that is all my news.


Andrea said...

Ana--you're the woman. Thank you for taking such good care of my sister!!! And AWESOME about your game. I'm going to start calling you Annie Oakley because you're such a sharp shooter. :)

Anonymous said...

Ana --- you ARE -- AWESOME!!!!!!! What a great service you did for your Mom and your family. I am really proud of you. And ------TWO ---three-pointers. You are da woman!!!!!
Glad you survived Kami!!!!
Leo …… next time take me to Chile. Beautiful!
Elena - good for you for singing in the choir. Keep it up!!!
Love you all. Mom